Welcome to Drink Holidays
Welcome to Drink Holidays.
Never miss a reason to celebrate! Did you know there are numerous drinking "holidays" throughout the year? Learn more about how these boozy holidays came to be, and let's face it, they're a fun excuse to get together, celebrate, and of course drink.
July Drink Holidays
July 2 is National Anisette Day. You may be asking yourself… what exactly is anisette? Sometimes called absinthe’s sweeter cousin, anisette is a liqueur distilled from the seed of the anise plant, resulting in a licorice-flavored liquor.
National Piña Colada Day occurs annually on July 10, to celebrate one of the most popular tropical rum cocktails of all time. The very flavors of the piña colada—rum, pineapple and coconut cream—conjure images of warm days, cool ocean breezes, and swaying palm trees, making July the perfect time to celebrate this tropical treat!
Each year, National Mojito Day is celebrated on July 11—which is fitting, since there’s no better way to beat the summer heat than a cold, minty, refreshing mojito!
National Bourbon Day, which is celebrated each year on July 14, may be as American a holiday as Independence Day. Bourbon is as American as apple pie and baseball. It has been around since America’s colonial days, and bourbon’s popularity has soared in recent years.
Here’s a grand idea… celebrate Grand Marnier Day on July 14! Grand Marnier has a reputation as an extremely versatile liquor. While it can certainly be enjoyed alone, it’s also a staple in tons of cocktails, desserts, sauces, marinades… even the roasted duck dish Conard an l’Orange!
A well-made daiquiri is about as refreshing as they come when it comes to iconic classic cocktails. And though daiquiris are enjoyable throughout the year, July 19 has been set aside as National Daiquiri Day to celebrate this glorious drink.
National Tequila Day is celebrated annually on July 24. Tequila is a wonderfully diverse spirit—and one that has been delighting North Americans for more than four centuries.
National Scotch Day is celebrated each year on July 27, in recognition of the day in 1494 that Scotch whisky was first mentioned in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland—in other words, the first time Scotland’s whiskies were taxed.
August Drink Holidays
International Beer Day (1st Friday)
Each year, on the first Friday in August, beer aficionados around the globe raise a glass in celebration of International Beer Day.
Rum is the third most-popular spirit in the world, and it’s a staple in many refreshing, tropical cocktails—which is why we celebrate National Rum Day on August 16, right in the midst of the dog days of summer.
Each year on August 25, the original sweet and sour cocktail—the Whiskey Sour—is celebrated as National Whiskey Sour Day.
National Mai Tai Day is celebrated each year on August 30, as drink fans and tiki devotees pay homage to America’s most iconic tropical cocktail: the Mai Tai.
September Drink Holidays
Let’s be clear: any drink holiday is a great excuse to celebrate. But National Rum Punch Day, which is celebrated on September 20 each year, always seems to invite a little extra razzle and dazzle. After all, this holiday recognizes an entire category of festive drinks that beg to be scaled up and shared with a crowd.
October Drink Holidays
The celebration of World Sake Day—or Nihonshu no Hi—is celebrated annually on October 1. World Sake Day coincides with the beginning of Japan’s sake—or rice wine— brewing season. At the conclusion of the rice harvest each fall, sake producers across the country begin their brewing process in preparation for winter—when sake undergoes fermentation.
National Vodka Day occurs annually on October 4, and is a celebration of the most popular distilled spirit in the United States—a title vodka has held since replacing bourbon in the 1970s as America’s most frequently purchased liquor.
Liqueurs. Cordials. Schnapps. Whatever you call them in your part of the country, celebrate them each year on October 16 for National Liqueur Day.
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